It’s no secret that dog owners love their animals like family, and if you want to ever become part of that dog owner’s family, you better love that animal as well.
A new poll by dog walking service, Wag!, finds that how a potential mate feels about someone’s animal is a big deal. In fact, 86% of dog owners would actually break up with a significant other if they didn’t like their pooch. What’s more, 20% say they look at how their dog reacts to a possible mate to determine whether they could be a good match.
Not surprising, dogs are often very useful to folks when it comes to finding dates. The survey also finds that 30% of dog parents say they’ve used their pooch to attract potential partners, with 64% adding that they’ve been flirted with while walking their dog. And when people have used their dogs to find a S.O., they’ve been successful 84% of the time.
And having a dog could help you get lucky as well. Turns out, 73% of dog parents say there’s a good chance they’d “swipe right” if a person’s profile picture featured their dog, while 78% of dog people would be more likely to go home with someone who says they have a dog.